Friday, September 19, 2008

Is Obama just a humorless, lying bully?

Peter Robinson says Barack Obama has displayed no sense of humor. That's basically true -- his pleasant mien has essentially masked the fact that everything Obama says is serious and the man himself is a bit aloof. Compare that with the always sunny Ronald Reagan, the drinkin' buddy aspect of Clinton and the good ole boy currently in the White House.

But Obama is more than just serious. First, he's a bully. His campaign uses its own digital brownshirts to stifle dissent: "Obama's presidential campaign is increasingly using the list [of top supporters] to beat back media messages it does not like, calling on supporters to flood radio and television stations when those opposed to him run anti-Obama ads or appear on talk shows." Compare that with McCain's bemused and nonchalant reaction to the Code Pink protesters who slipped into the Republican convention.

Second, he's a serial fabricator, and will do so both on his own and through his surrogates. And fairly blatantly as Byron York shows.

And he's a inveterate race-baiter who will distort parodies into position papers to make his opponents look like racists.

This is a presidential candidate?

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